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  •  This is the nut of the issue (11+ / 0-)

    Fundies have to believe that being gay is a choice.

    Because if it's not a choice, that means that God created them that way.

    But if God created them that way, it means that the Bible is wrong, or at least can't be taken literally.

    If the bible is wrong, they can't be Fundies.

    Vicious circle.

    •  Brilliantly and simply explained, thanks. (1+ / 0-)
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      The fundamentals' current dilemma is the inevitable result of putting all one's intellectual eggs into any religion's basket.

      Enough fossil fuel remains on Earth to warm it 6 degrees C by 2100 AD if it is all used. A +6 C planet will only sustain half a billion humans. Human population will rise to 9 billion by 2050. Any questions?

      by davidincleveland on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 04:05:47 PM PDT

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      •  And it expands out from there (1+ / 0-)
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        If being gay is a choice, that means that it can be learned, or taught, as a choice.

        Which means that kids can learn about the "homosexual lifestyle" and choose it.

        All kids. Even Fundy kids.

        That is the core of their fears. Gay teachers. And it all comes from believing what the Bible says about homosexuality.

        Funny though that it's all in the Old Testament. I don't recall Jesus (the guy who hung out with twelve men in the garden) saying anything about it. For the life of me, I don't understand why "Christians" read the OT as anything other than historical tribal stories. If Jesus was the Messiah, he ended the age of the OT, so if you are a "Christian" you should only follow the NT.

        Oh, the poor and sick...forgiveness...humff.

    •  Calvinism is one solution (1+ / 0-)
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      Calvin's doctrine has no problem with the idea that God creates some people solely for the purpose of sending them to Hell.

      Oddly, Calvinism is not all that popular these days... It appears that even fundies have become less fundie over the years. :D

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